Friday, 31 July 2009

Does anyone ever find that they have so much work to do that they just end up getting nothing done (in my case nothing except making lists of what needs to be done!!!)! I have so many things I need to do in my studio at the moment. I really want to make a big load of jewellery so that I have a decent stock. My studio has enough space that I can display all of my work but when I need to restock a gallery of something I end up using that stock. I have a bit of backup stock but it's always the things I don't have that sell! I seem to keep starting things but not quite seeing them though so I have loads of half completed things lying about everywhere! I keep telling myself that I'll have a day or 2 where I can get these things done but I'll get a commission or something which ends up taking up my time!! Plus my studio is such a mess, I'm sure that it is hampering my progress!

I've asked my baby sister in law to come in and give me a bit of a hand with the crummy jobs, she's only 19 but has been making bits of jewellery with me for about 5 years so I can give her jobs like making clasps and earwires. I can also shout my blog posts out to her to type up too!! Best thing is I can pay her in jewellery as she loves my stuff (at least she says she does lol)!!

I'm feeling all motivated now!! Shame the angry monkey is sleeping upstairs in his cot, I feel like working! Will have to wait till tomorrow, what's the betting I can't be arsed then!!!!

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Grr I just did a nice long post and then lost the lot! Blummin laptop, I think I press keys by mistake cus it's quite diddy and I tend to get a bit erratic when touch typing!!!

Anyway a condensed version of what I wrote just now is that I have been soooo busy these last few months with shows, stocking galleries and doing online orders that I have barely had time to get enough jewellery made let alone do and postings!!!

I have made a few new bits, though they are more variations of older bits!! I've also had a go at doing my own pics as my new laptop has a better screen than my old pc and showed my how pants the pics on my site are (ones that I paid a fortune for no less!). I got a slate place setting in the sale at m&s for 25p last year thinking it would be good for pics, it then got stashed away and never used along with the light tent that was gathering dust!! I dragged them out a couple of weeks ago and snapped some pics and I'm really pleased with how they turned out. I stuck them onto my nothonthehighstreet shop ( first as that is my busiest site and it's much easier to update! I'm hoping to do my site tomorrow.

The pic is of my mini silver daisy pendant I love it it's so cute! I'm starting a little girls range of jewellery. I have a niece who is 31/2 (going on 40 I think!) I took some bits over to her to see what she liked and let her keep her fav (free advertising when she wears it to parties!!). I recently did her a mini version of a cuff bracelet (see pic) but made it nice and girly with flowers and hearts on the beads. She loves it and it looks lush on her!

Anyway I'm going to upload the pics and then I have to go check the little man who is hopefully napping!

I promise to post more regularly, I should be getting a decent internet connection in my studio so I will hopefully be able to post from there!!! xx